Saturday, September 13, 2008

DB2 on Campus has its own blog...


We have created a blog specifically for DB2 on Campus. It's here:

Cheers, Raul.

Friday, April 18, 2008

FREE DB2 Express-C book updated to 9.5

The book "Getting Started with DB2 Express-C" has been updated to cover DB2 Express-C 9.5. You can get this new version here.

The book is also being translated by the community to several languages!. By mid-May, we should have translations ready for these languages:

- Portuguese (Brazil)
- Vietnamese
- German
- Simplified Chinese

Translation to other languages such as Spanish, Italian, and Bulgarian are on the works. If you would like to participate, please reply to this blog. We'll try to do our best to recognize your efforts!

The contents of the book match closely to the video presentations in The lab exercises are also the same.

Cheers, Raul.

Monday, March 24, 2008

DB2 Express-C and Canonical team up for a new offering!

I don't know how this slipped through the blog cracks, but this announcement should definitely have popped up here:

We're proud to bring you some exciting news about something new from DB2 Express-C, Ubuntu & Canonical.

We've teamed up to bring you a solution that provides:

* a very simple way for Ubuntu users to install & setup DB2 Express-C from the Ubuntu repositories for free
* a great deal on support & additional features for DB2 Express-C
* an easy-to-embed database ideal for redistribution, partners, etc

The press is already talking about it:

Ubuntu 7.10 users can try it out today, and everyone can read more about it at

And you can get the great deal on support + more features at the Canonical web store:

One of our valued community members has already posted some how-to information here.

And one of the many blog posts about this offering can be found here (feel free to post others that you find).

Thanks to all the people that teamed up to make this happen.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Solaris 10 beta released!

This month's release of the DB2 Express-C 9.5 beta for 64-bit Solaris 10 ('x64') is another milestone accomplishment in the lifecycle of DB2 Express-C.

For the first time, we have ported Express-C to a platform outside of the Windows/Linux arena. The goal of this beta port is to widen the scope of Express-C and provide a means for industry customers with Sun installations to evaluate and develop on DB2 for free.

Check it out here: DB2 Express-C for Solaris 10 (beta)

As always, sound off on the DB2 Express-C forum about your experiences, problems, or feedback.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

DB2 on Campus Lectures and speeches on VIDEO!

The DB2 on Campus lectures and speeches are now on video!. The presentations used in the videos are closely linked to the contents of the FREE online book "Getting Started with DB2 Express-C"

Here is the link to the videos:

And here is the list of videos:

* 1. Speech 1: Overview of DB2 on Campus program
* 2. Speech 2: Part 1 - The role of DB2 in Web 2.0 and IOD world
* 3. Speech 2: Part 2 - The role of DB2 in Web 2.0 and IOD world
* 4. Speech 3: Your Opportunity: Ten steps to career success
* 5. Lesson 0: Getting Started with the DB2 on Campus Lecture Series
* 6. Lesson 1: Installation and DB2 editions
* 7. Lesson 2: Part 1 - The DB2 Environment
* 8. Lesson 2: Part 2 - The DB2 Environment
* 9. Lesson 3: Part 1 - Tools & scripting
* 10. Lesson 3: Part 2 - Tools & scripting
* 11. Lesson 4: The DB2 architecture
* 12. Lesson 5: Client connectivity
* 13. Lesson 6: Working with data objects
* 14. Lesson 7: Data movement
* 15. Lesson 8: Security
* 16. Lesson 9: Backup & recovery
* 17. Lesson 10: Maintenance
* 18. Lesson 11: Concurrency & locking
* 19. Lesson 12: SQL PL stored procedures
* 20. Lesson 13: User-defined functions
* 21. Lesson 14: Triggers
* 22. Lesson 15: PureXML: SQL/XML & XQuery
* 23. Lesson 16: Java, Ruby on Rails, PHP
* 24. Lesson 17: Troubleshooting



2007 DB2 on Campus tour results

In 2007, the DB2 on Campus Program reached more than 10,000 students and teachers during approximately 100 university visits worldwide. It is one of the most important campus activities in the recent two years in China, and grew considerably in the south of Brazil, where two courses have been created, one at the post-graduate level and one as an extension course. In Malaysia and Vietnam, the local IBM teams replicated the program, reaching more than 1,900 students.In Singapore, a DB2 Certification program has started at Nanyang Polytechnic. Fifty students recently wrote DB2 Certification Exam 730, and the program plans to increase this number yearly. In Korea, many students have been trained on DB2 since April of 2007, thanks to this initiative. In Italy, two universities switched to DB2 from another vendor for their courses. There are plans to offer DB2 certification to all Italian universities. In Mexico, the DB2 user groups created in 2006 are now training students from other universities who will be forming their own DB2 user groups. In Portugal, DB2 on Campus Program speeches were successfully replicated, and a very active DB2 user group, which is now reaching other universities to promote the program, was created. In Belgium, the local team is organizing a local DB2 on Campus Program for 2008. In Russia, the local team used the DB2 on Campus materials in several universities to promote DB2 and pureXML.

We look forward to a successful DB2 on Campus Program in 2008!

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